California Ale Yeast

  • Yeast: Ale
  • Distilling
  • Organic Strains


73% - 85%




High (10-15%)


68° - 73° F
20° - 23° C

STA1 :


This strain was the first yeast strain produced by White Labs in 1995. It’s our best-selling yeast, famous for its clean flavors and hardy fermentations. Known for its use in hoppy beers, it accentuates hop flavors and aromas and attenuates well, even for high-gravity beers. This strain can be used in almost any style of ale ranging from IPA to porter and even kölsch, making it a great all-around house strain.

  • Best-selling yeast
  • Can be used in almost any style of ale (from IPA to kölsch)
  • Beautifully accentuates hop flavors and aromas

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  • Part No: WLP001
  • Part Name: California Ale Yeast
  • Category: Yeast
  • Also Available in Organic: Yes
  • STA1 QC Result: Negative
  • Type: Core
Suggested styles for WLP001 California Ale Yeast
  • American IPA
  • American Wheat Beer
  • Barleywine
  • Blonde Ale
  • Brown Ale
  • California Common
  • Cider
  • Double IPA
  • Dry Mead
  • Imperial Stout
  • Old Ale
  • Pale Ale
  • Porter
  • Red Ale
  • Stout
  • Sweet Mead